credit: Bleu Fitz and Alex Hamby
Presented by Kill Rock Stars
Equal parts melancholy and glitter, Chateau Chateau is an evolving community of musicians from Tuscon, Arizona making cathartic indie pop for weirdos, outcasts, queer folks, and anyone else who needs it. Formed in 2018, the band is led by Bleu and Alex, a DIY-minded duo who transform things that are “traditionally ugly, abstract, and leftover” into new shiny and special forms. Although their songs explore dark subjects like mental illness, addiction, and trauma, Chateau Chateau channel their anguish into upbeat, danceable tracks packed with grim humor and messages of resilience.
After releasing “Crisis Party,” their debut single that took off on streaming services, the band quickly built a local reputation for their outrageous performances and flamboyant self-designed stage costumes. To be released May 6, Grow Up, the band’s debut release for Kill Rock Stars, tells the “coming of age story” of frontperson Bleu, who dedicates each song to a different person, and all of the scarring abuse, addiction, and toxic relationships that she grew from. She hopes her story resonates with others - especially their LGBT+ fans, "let's take back our power, stand up tall, and be whoever we want."
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